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History. A Novel

Morante, Elsa


1st Edition

First UK Edition. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Publisher’s black cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Previous owner’s name and date in small writing to ffe. Very light foxing to top-edge of text block. In printed dust jacket with author’s portrait to rear. Spine slightly sunned. Flaps a little browned with some soiling to edges. *** First UK printing of Elsa Morante’s controversial Italian bestseller, published in Italy in 1974 and translated by her friend, the celebrated translator William Weaver, who helped to break her and her husband Alberto Moravia into the English-speaking market. A forgotten classic of the 1970s.

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Book Details

AuthorMorante, Elsa
PublisherAllen Lane/ Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher Year1977
Book ConditionNear Fine
Jacket ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition